At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, teamed up with four other members of Congress to introduce a proposal giving veterans more access to health-services outside the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Democrats in the Sunshine State have often opted not to offer serious challenges to Republicans representing red districts across Florida. But things have changed this year as several Republican incumbents are actually facing serious challengers. These GOP incumbents are favorites but they’re going to have to work this year to keep their seats.
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., is calling on the federal government to make the birthplace of civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville a national landmark.
Civil War aficionados, sporting both the Union Blue and the Confederate Gray, will be gathering this weekend some 15 miles east of Lake City, in the middle of the Osceola National Forest and right off of I-10, to re-enact the battle of Olustee -- the largest Civil War battle in Florida.
U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., turned her attention to election security this week as she went to bat for her party on Capitol Hill.
President Donald Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget proposal, which increases spending on the military while cutting other branches of the federal government and increasing the deficit and national debt, is getting a mixed reception from the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill as some Republicans have said they have problems with it.
Last week, businessman, former CIA officer and Army veteran Todd Wilcox, who ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida, resumed his political activities, backing Republican state Rep. Mike Miller who is looking to dethrone freshman U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla.
As the smoke clears from last week’s Beltway budget battle, a Republican congressman from the Sunshine State emerged as one of its winners.
A bill from two members of the Florida delegation in Congress toughening the penalties for committing Medicare fraud passed through the House this week as part of a short term spending bill.
North Florida has seen some upsets in congressional races in recent years and Alvin Brown is hoping another one will be shaping up this year.